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Blue Sky Basin

Address: Vail, CO
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Ranked #7 of 61 Activities in Vail
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Owner description: A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Owner description: A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

People rave about blue sky basin, but for us, it's a long way for skiing no better than the rest of Vail. Over rated we think.

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usa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Most of the back of Vail has great skiing in open bowls. Blue Sky Basin provides tree skiing for variety and is a great getaway from the crowds on the front side of Vail, particularly during the holiday periods.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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196 reviews 196 reviews
38 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Skied Blue Sky for the first time, and I definitely see what all the fuss is about. The snow is great with plentiful powder stashes! Gladed run heaven! Definitely worth the trek to the back of the ski area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
74 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a lovely hour skiing at Blue Sky Basin. Good intermediate and advanced skiing thru the trees. Just a long trek to get there from the Vail lifts

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boston
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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Blue sky is great for everyone to get into the back bowls and still have a better groomer experience for the blue skiers with experts delighting There are three lifts with easy access This area cannot be best on a powder day and due to the layout you only get into crowds on the tracks to the lifts which are... More 

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Sylvania, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ski Vail for lots of choice of terrain including the wide open bowls and the runs through the trees. It accommodates a lot of people, but some days are super crowded.

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Surrey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Per another comment ref Vail Mountain, we'd had around a metre of snow the night before. With that in mind, and with about 200 metres between you and the next snowboarder, it's amongst the best places to snowboard. Making mistakes becomes almost enjoyable because there's so much space and so few idiots to watch out for uphill.

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Blytheville, Arkansas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Blue sky basin was my favorite area at vail. It took us at least an hour of skiing to get to it but it was great once we got there. It took us so long because we were staying at lion's head. We went straight to blue sky basin in the morning and it was still pretty crowded but had... More 

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Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Blue Sky Basin is probably the best skiing at Vail. First it is all natural snow. Second, it is a northerly exposure so the snow stays colder and stays longer. And most significantly, the area doesn't opens until 10AM and closes at 3PM so it is skied less than the rest of the mountain. Blue Sky consists of 2 bowls,... More 

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Irvine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It takes a bit of effort to get back there. You have to ski through the bowls- darn :) It is for intermediate to very advanced skiers, but it is lots of fun! It is especially good on cloudy days because you ski amongst the trees more, so you have better perspective in the snow.

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